Lig-Aikuma: A Mobile App to Collect Parallel Speech for Under-Resourced Language Studies

Elodie Gauthier, David Blachon, Laurent Besacier, Guy-Noël Kouarata, Martine Adda-Decker, Annie Rialland, Gilles Adda, Grégoire Bachman


This paper reports on our ongoing efforts to collect speech data in under-resourced or endangered languages of Africa. Data collection is carried out using an improved version of the Android application ( Aikuma) developed by Steven Bird and colleagues [1]. Features were added to the app in order to facilitate the collection of parallel speech data in line with the requirements of the French-German ANR/DFG BULB (Breaking the Unwritten Language Barrier) project. The resulting app, called Lig-Aikuma, runs on various mobile phones and tablets and proposes a range of different speech collection modes (recording, respeaking, translation and elicitation). It was used for field data collections in Congo-Brazzaville resulting in a total of over 80 hours of speech.


Cite as

Gauthier, E., Blachon, D., Besacier, L., Kouarata, G., Adda-Decker, M., Rialland, A., Adda, G., Bachman, G. (2016) Lig-Aikuma: A Mobile App to Collect Parallel Speech for Under-Resourced Language Studies. Proc. Interspeech 2016, 381-382.

Bibtex
@inproceedings{Gauthier+2016,
author={Elodie Gauthier and David Blachon and Laurent Besacier and Guy-Noël Kouarata and Martine Adda-Decker and Annie Rialland and Gilles Adda and Grégoire Bachman},
title={Lig-Aikuma: A Mobile App to Collect Parallel Speech for Under-Resourced Language Studies},
year=2016,
booktitle={Interspeech 2016},
pages={381--382}
}